Apr 17, 2019
The Meridian Community College Lady Eagles continued their winning ways with a pair of wins over East Mississippi Community College Wednesday at Tommy McDonald Field. The Lady Eagles won game one 5-4 and got the 10-7 win in game two.
The Lady Eagles picked up a run in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. Kierra Fair led things off with a double and came around to score on an errant throw. The Lady Eagles would never relinquish the lead.
The Lady Eagles extended the lead in the third courtesy of a three-run homer from Megan Lightcap. The Lady Lions got on the board in the fifth with three runs to cut the score to 4-3.
Lightcap came up big again, in the fifth, for the Lady Eagles as she drove in Fair increasing the Lady Eagles lead to 5-3. The Lady Lions threatened in the seventh cutting the Lady Eagles lead to one but Kaitlyn Parrish shut the Lady Lions down to finish out the win.
Parrish was credited with the victory for the Lady Eagles. She allowed eight hits and four runs over seven innings, striking out one.
The Lady Eagles fell into an early hole in game two. The Lady Lions scores four runs in the top of the third to take a 4-0 lead. The Lady Eagles responded with four runs of their own in the bottom of the third to tie the game back at 4-4. Aahliya Jones had the key hit of the inning with a two-run double to get the Lady Eagles back into the ballgame.
The Lady Eagles would retake the lead in the fourth inning. After loading the bases Jackie Lahaie worked a walk to bring in a run. Another run would come in on a wild pitch to put the Lady Eagles up 6-4.
Two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth put the Lady Lions back in front 7-6. Heading to the bottom of the seventh trailing by one the Lady Eagles showed tenacity in battling back to tie the game. Lightcap led off the inning with a walk, followed by Alyssa Branyan getting hit by a pitch. Jones then walked to load the bases for Kelsey Patterson. Patterson grounded into a fielders choice to tie the game at 7-7.
The game would head to extra innings. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth and two runners on base, the Lady Eagles sent pinch hitter Miracle Crosby to the plate. Crosby responded by blasting a walk-off homer to give the Lady Eagles the win.
Hayleigh Rogers took the win for the Lady Eagles. She allowed four hits and seven runs over eight innings, striking out five.
With the sweep, the Lady Eagles improve to 19-13 overall and 12-8 in MACJC play. The Lady Eagles will be back in action Wednesday, April 24 at Jones College. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00.